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Tuesday, 13 September 2016
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He is the clear choice for conservatives. by Conrad Black As I suggested when I gave readers a rest from me five weeks ago, the Republican convention successfully celebrated the complete rejection of the post-Reagan Republican party. The Bushes, McCain, and Romney weren’t present or mentioned, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2016 6:01 PM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 12 September 2016
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blog preview image by Conrad Black Before outlining my predictions for November 8th, let me first offer this disclaimer: I am no statistician, do not consult computer algorithms, and have no experience as a pollster. I am happy to leave all of that to professionals like Nate Silver. However, my experience as an ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2016 8:54 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 12 September 2016
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by Conrad Black In news terms, it has been a quieter summer than usual, and not remotely reminiscent of invincible summers that presaged a global descent into terrible times, such as 1929 or 1939. There has not even been the sort of flash crisis that brought us all in from the verandas or off the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2016 5:55 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 6 August 2016
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by Conrad Black The Democratic National Convention has been a piercing glimpse into why the United States has every appearance of being a country of vulgar idiots governed by vulgar idiots. Of course it is a great country, by most measurements the greatest country there has ever been. And shame on ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2016 8:10 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 25 July 2016
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by Conrad Black Even in the week that he is nominated by the Republican party for the presidency of the United States, intelligent people fail in droves to understand what Donald Trump has accomplished. It was disappointing to read the editorial in this newspaper on Tuesday that “a Trump presidency ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/25/2016 4:50 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 21 July 2016
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by Conrad Black   Almost anyone who has followed the US presidential selection process closely could realise what a brilliant campaign Donald Trump has conducted. He saw that in its self-absorption, the US political class had completely failed to grasp the extent of public anger at the deterioration ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2016 6:42 PM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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by Conrad Black I will maintain, until next week when the Republican convention will be over, my self-imposed gag on substantive comments about the presidential race. But I would like to make an interim comment on the media. Peggy Noonan is correct, as usual, that the public is so contemptuous of ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2016 1:08 PM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 17 July 2016
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Either the British have twisted themselves politically into confusion worthy of resolution by Alexander the Great’s slicing of the Gordian Knot, or they are about to demonstrate more than ever before their talent at muddling through. As most readers will recall, last summer, Scotland voted 55 per cent ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/17/2016 4:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016
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by Conrad Black It must be the balmy summer weather that makes me wonder if most people except me are losing their minds, and if our leaders, the beneficiaries and personification of the great democratic systems for which previous generations proverbially fought and which most of the people to whom ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/13/2016 2:51 PM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 9 July 2016
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by Conrad Black A pattern is emerging in the conduct of the Trudeau government. It straddles fairly stylishly between gestures to the trendy and fashionable cutting leftward edge of its support without grossly offending the solid centre of the country that provides the majority for any Canadian federal ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2016 5:29 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016
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by Conrad Black Though there have been no significant differences between the U.S and the U.K. for more than 150 years, and the two countries have been splendid allies in stirring times, there remains a combination of British envy and distaste for what is often considered the garish and raucous nature ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2016 3:52 PM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 3 July 2016
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by Conrad Black I am probably the only person still standing who observes June 20 as a political anniversary: this year it was the 60th anniversary of the last of Maurice Duplessis’ unmatched five general election victories as premier of Quebec. Gouin, Taschereau and Bourassa won four elections, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/03/2016 4:52 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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by Conrad Black There remain a few things to write about the British vote to leave the European Union. The current hysteria is the usual mindless idiocy of financial specialists who don’t know anything about politics or strategic issues, especially when they unfold in foreign countries. It will pass ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2016 10:53 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 26 June 2016
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by Conrad Black The absurdly exaggerated reaction to the British vote to leave the European Union demonstrates the complacency and incompetence of the governing elites in Britain and Western Europe, and how those attitudes rippled out, unchallenged, in the international media and financial markets. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2016 9:37 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 18 June 2016
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blog preview image by Conrad Black   A secular celebration of the life of George Jonas was held at the Munk School of Global Affairs Wednesday, which would have been his 81st birthday. George recruited speakers in advance. Peter Munk, Mark Steyn, John O’Sullivan, and Anna Porter spoke of him with great and affecting ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2016 8:10 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 16 June 2016
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by Conrad Black The Orlando tragedy, following on the controversy over Donald Trump’s accusation of bias against a judge of Latin American descent in the Trump University case, which itself followed right on the heels of a big week of primary wins for Hillary Clinton, has naturally roiled the race ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2016 10:35 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 11 June 2016
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by Conrad Black The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, surpassed only by the various actions of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 as the greatest naval battle in world history, passed almost unobserved last week. This engagement, as much as any of the great land battles of the Western Front ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/11/2016 7:35 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 8 June 2016
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by Conrad Black As the Wall Street Journal has the most interesting comment pages of any newspaper in the English- or French-speaking worlds (the only languages in which I am competent to judge), and its contributors have followed a more thoughtful and dignified trajectory in following the Trump ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/08/2016 5:23 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 4 June 2016
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by Conrad Black Gary Mason wrote in the Globe and Mail on May 27 a column presumably entitled by his editors “Obama’s Imperfections Already Fading.” The contents of his piece justify the title, and my subject here is that column, not Mason himself. I am afraid those imperfections are not fading. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2016 1:45 PM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 26 May 2016
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The most astounding thing about this year of political surprises in the United States is how slowly even eminent commentators have recognized the radical change in national political opinion. Essentially, 75 to 80 percent of the Republicans and approximately half of the Democrats want a complete change ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2016 6:28 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 22 May 2016
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Canadians should pay some attention to the tense and fierce campaign underway in the United Kingdom toward the June 23 vote on whether the country should leave the European Union or not. In fact, under the European treaty, a vote to leave — what is called the Brexit in this campaign — would lead to ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2016 9:34 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 15 May 2016
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The controversy over the sale of light armoured vehicles (LAVs) to Saudi Arabia illustrates the fact that Canada can now decide whether it wants to be one of the world's important powers or not. This does not mean a super power, which is not and will not be on offer for a country of 35 million people. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2016 12:41 PM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016
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There are signs that aspects of the Trump phenomenon have parallels in currents of public opinion in other advanced democracies. In France, the National Front, which has been somewhat sanitized by the founder's daughter, Marine Le Pen (who expelled her father — several years ago, when he was 87 — from ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/11/2016 12:25 PM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 7 May 2016
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The United States is now moving in high gear into the most interesting election campaign it has had since 1968, and without the constant riots that occurred throughout that election year and surely, the assassinations (of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy) that shocked the world. As Canada has ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2016 3:49 PM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 4 May 2016
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Donald Trump’s long-awaited foreign-policy speech last week initially generated entirely predictable reactions. His supporters were gratified by a clear and coherent enunciation of his views, which had generally been presented up to then in a scatter-shot fashion, and often seemed more like belligerent ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/04/2016 7:36 AM by Conrad Black
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